Vice President Biden Closes Congressional City Conference

March 12, 2013

By Gregory Minchak

Vice President Biden closed the National League of Cities Congressional City Conference telling attendees about the need to eliminate gun violence. Biden told the attendees about his experiences in meeting the families of shooting victims in Sandy Hook, CT, and the critical need for action on the issue.

In the speech, he told attendees that the nation needs to take a holistic approach to reducing gun violence, which includes reducing high capacity magazines, improving mental health services and studying the causes of gun violence. He implored the attendees to push their federal legislators to address the issue, believing that now is the moment for action.

At the conference's opening general session, Monday, city leaders heard from NLC President Mayor Marie Lopez Rogers, Pollster Frank Luntz, and others. For more details on the opening general session, click here.